The Companion to Latin American Studies

by Philip Swanson

What is 'Latin American Studies'? This companion gives a concise and accessible overview of the discipline. Covering a wide range of topics, from colonial cultures and identity to US Latino culture and issues of race, gender and sexuality, this book goes beyond conventional literary companions and situates Latin America in its historical, social, political, literary and cultural context. This essential book provides the key introductory information on the subject and will be especially useful for students taking or considering taking courses in Hispanic or Latin American Studies. Written by an international team of experts, each chapter supplies the necessary basic information and a sound introduction to central ideas, issues and debates. In addition to 12 chapters on the main topics in Latin American Studies, the companion includes an introduction, time chart, glossary and suggestions for further reading.
  • Taylor and Francis; April 2014
  • ISBN: 9781444118865
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: The Companion to Latin American Studies
  • Author: Philip Swanson
  • Imprint: Routledge

In The Press

A good introductory text to Latin America and its complex social and cultural constructs
Dr Miriam Hadda, Royal Holloway, University of Lon

A useful book for students
Maria Brown, London Metropolitan University

About The Author

Philip Swanson is Professor of Hispanic Studies, University of Aberdeen, UK